Bringing Redundant Farm Buildings Back Into Use

Bringing Redundant Farm Buildings Back Into Use

The Duchy of Lancaster has this month applied for planning permission to convert a redundant disused barn, stable block and cart-shed at Bantons Barn on the Wyreside estate in Lancashire into three new residential dwellings. Bantons Farm is located on Chipping Road approximately half a mile south of the picturesque village of Dolphinholme and seven […]

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Sustainable Future For Whitehall Bank Farm

A former dairy holding on the Duchy’s Needwood Estate in Staffordshire has been intelligently re-purposed and refurbished, creating a sustainable long-term future for the farmhouse, buildings and adjoining 160 acres of grazing land. Whitehall Bank Farm was home to the Bailey family for almost 20 years until the tenants decided to retire from farming in […]

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Historic Farmhouse Restored In Cheshire

The Duchy of Lancaster has recently completed the refurbishment of a Grade II listed farmhouse on the outskirts of Barthomley on the Cheshire Survey. The early 17th century farmhouse is a black and white timber framed property which has been sympathetically extended and updated over the years to provide a large two-storey family home. Great […]

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Restoration and Renewal

The Duchy of Lancaster continues to encourage young people studying agriculture, land management and traditional construction skills. Around £30,000 is awarded annually in the form of bursaries and scholarships to students at Harper Adams University in Shropshire, Myerscough College in Lancashire, Moulton College in Northamptonshire and Lancaster University. In a new working partnership this year, […]

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Grade II Listed Cottage Restored and Re-Let

Working closely with the Conservation Officer of Scarborough Borough Council, the Duchy of Lancaster has completed its latest refurbishment on the Cloughton Estate in Yorkshire. The double-fronted period cottage at 25 High Street has been fully renovated to the Duchy’s own design guide and quality specification, creating a spacious and comfortable family home in the […]

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